„When I first became well known, I had a lot of baby fat and a very round, chubby face. That roundness stayed with me until several years ago when I changed my diet and stopped eating beef, chicken, pork and fish, as well as certain fattering foods. I just wanted to look better, live better, and be healtier. Gradually, as I lost weight, my face took on its present shape and the press started to accusing me of surgically altering my appearance, beyond the nose job I freely admitted I had, like many performers and film stars.
(…) I´d like to set the record straight now. I have never had my cheeks altered or my eyes altered. I have not had my lips thinned, not have I had dermabrasion or a skin peel. All of these charges are ridiculous. If they were true, I would say so, but they aren´t. I have had my nose altered twice and recently I added a cleft to my chin, but that is it. Period. I don´t care what anyone else says – it´s my face and I know.
I´m a vegetarian now and I´m so much thinner. I´ve been on a strict diet for years. I feel better that I ever have, healtier and more energetic. I don´t understand why the press is so interested in speculating about my appearence anyway. What does my face have to do with my music or my dancing?“
Michael Jackson in his book Moonwalk
At some point in 1983, MJ had his second or third nose job, and it was also this year his first butterfly rash appeared. Dr Richard Strick was a doctor appointed by Tom Sneddon, to perform a court ordered examination of MJ in December 1993 and to review MJ's medical records in 1993 seized from his dermatologist and plastic surgeon.
After having reviewed those medical records, Dr Stick, a medical expert, who was not biased towards MJ, as he was working for the government, stated that the reasons MJ had so many nose jobs, were for “reconstructive” reasons due to the skin healing problems and scarring associated with discoid lupus.
The fact that Michael got a nosejob (this was before he was diagnosed) during a discoid lupus flare up, most likely complicated the healing and this could be why he needed reconstructive work done.
It doesn't matter what other surgeons have speculated to - they do not have access to MJ's medical history. A doctor who was hired by the prosecuting team, who did have access to his medical history, confirmed that the majority of surgery on his nose was corrective due to Lupus. Below is the doctor confirming this on film. twitter.com/VP_Advocacy
Source for most of the following photos and description is www.lifeandstylemag.com/posts/michael-jackson-plastic-surgery-128782/